With about 25% of the population suffering from anemia, according to the World Health Organisation, iron supplementation is extremely common. The newest form of iron to hit the market is ‘nano iron’, promising some distinct advantages over all others in the market.
In this article we’ll look deeper into what nano iron is, how it’s made, and what the benefits might be.
What is Nano Iron?
Nano is a scientific term meaning one billionth. It is thought, for example, that our fingernails grow a single nanometre each second. Lined up, three gold atoms total one nano metre in size.
So the science of nano technology is that of working with extremely small particles. In the case of mineral supplementation, the tiny particle size means, primarily, much greater absorption.
Our Nano iron supplement consists of the purest water with ultra-small particles of elemental iron dissolved therein (pure iron, which is not bound to any other substance).
Nano iron can be absorbed directly from the mouth into the bloodstream and therefore works faster than any other form of iron. Nano iron is effective in low doses and has no unpleasant side effects like other iron supplements. Nano iron is free from additives and is therefore 100% pure.
Nano Iron is Good For
- Dizziness, decreased ability to concentrate.
- Pale skin.
- Cold hands and feet.
- Shortness of breath, altitude sickness.
- Blood loss from menstruation, childbirth, surgery, or injuries.
- Growth spurt in children.
- Intensive sports practice.
- With frequent drinking of black tea, green tea, rooibos tea and coffee.
- Deficiencies due to a vegetarian or vegan diet.
Nano Iron Supplements Help With
- General malaise
- Concentration problems
- Eating disorders
- Chapped lips and corners of the mouth
(vitamin B2 deficiency)
- Hair loss
- High bloodpressure
- High coffee and tea intake
- Cold hands and feet
- Oxygen deficiency
- Shortness of breath
- Long-term vomiting
- Ringing in the ears
- Chest pain
(with narrowed coronary arteries)
- Restless legs
- Muscle weakness
- Exhaustion Muscle weakness
- Fatigue, physically and mentally
- Decreased sports performance
- Pregnancy and lactation
- Heavy periods
What are the Side Affects To Taking Iron Supplements?
Commonly, iron supplements can cause all kinds of digestive issues, including conspitation, nausea, a bitter taste in the mouth etc.
All of these are eradicated via taking the supplement in Nano form!
Amount and dosage:
Keep the fluid in the mouth for 1 minute before swallowing, for optimum absorption through the mucous membrane.
- 30 ml per day.
- 10-20 ml per day.
- Up to 2 years: 1 teaspoon / 5 ml per day.
- 2-6 years: 1 tablespoon / 10 ml per day.
- 6-12 years: 2 tablespoons / 20 ml per day.
How Nano Iron Benefits Anemia
What is anemia?
Anemia is the literal translation of the medical term anemia (poverty of the blood). There is anemia or anemia, if there are too few red blood cells, or if the red blood cells do not work properly. In anemia, therefore, there is no question of too little blood, but of insufficient blood quality. Anemia can cause severe tiredness and weakness, dizziness, fainting, palpitations, sweating, headache and ringing in the ears, hair loss, pallor and cold extremities.
Hemoglobin is contained in all red blood cells. Hemoglobin is an iron-containing protein that supplies the organs with oxygen. Hemoglobin fills 1/3 of the red blood cells. Each hemoglobin protein consists of 4 protein chains, each containing an iron ion. (An ion is an atom that lacks an electron, so it works actively.) The iron ion allows it to attach itself to oxygen (O 2 ) and carbon dioxide (CO 2).). For example, hemoglobin can absorb oxygen in the lungs and deliver it to the blood and organs through transport of the red blood cells. There it then absorbs carbon dioxide, which in turn is released to the lungs where it is exhaled. The muscles (including the heart) contain myoglobin, a substance related to hemoglobin that maintains the oxygen supply in the muscles. Myoglobin contains one iron ion.
Each red blood cell contains approximately 270 million hemoglobin molecules, each of which requires 4 iron ions. Iron is therefore of great importance for the proper functioning of hemoglobin, and also of myoglobin. The total iron content in the body is approximately 4 grams.
What causes anemia?
The main and most common causes are increased blood loss and / or iron deficiency.
Increased blood loss can result from chronic inflammation or chronic or acute blood loss. A serious accident, surgery, delivery, or heavy periods are clearly visible. But (internal) hemorrhoids, helminth infections, helicobacter pylorie, gastritis or tumors in the gastrointestinal tract can also lead to anemia. Small amounts of blood always leak into the stool, sometimes even unnoticed. Iron deficiency also increases the body’s inflammatory sensitivity.
A diet that is low in iron or deficient in vitamins that affect iron absorption , such as vitamin B12, can also promote anemia. Iron-rich foods include red meat, fish and poultry. Other less absorbable sources are beans, dried fruit, grain products and leafy vegetables. Especially with vegetable sources it is useful to take vitamin C to promote the absorption of iron. Vitamin B2 is required to absorb the iron in the hemoglobin. A British study showed that 90% of teenage girls with anemia were deficient in vitamin B2.
Vitamin A aids in the mobilization of iron stored in tissues.
In a study of 554 subjects with a reduced vitamin D level (<75 nm / l), 49% of the subjects also had a too low HB level. How this relates to each other is still unclear, but the result is striking. Magnesium may play a role in both the absorption of vitamin D and iron.
A disrupted intestinal flora or celiac disease can get in the way of a good absorption of iron and other nutrients. This can also cause anemia.
The above forms of anemia are also called iron deficiency anemia.
The difference between nano iron and other iron supplements
Nano iron contains only iron, in basic form, that is. Elementary simply means that the iron is not bound to any other substance. Bound iron forms are iron sulfate, iron fumarate and iron gluconate. Iron sulfate is the cheapest form of iron and is very poorly absorbed by the intestines. Iron fumarate is slightly better, but the absorption is still not optimal. The known steel pills can contain both forms. However, there are major drawbacks that almost every user will recognize. Think of nausea, black stools and constipation. The iron that is not absorbed and therefore remains in the intestines, causes all kinds of unpleasant complaints! In addition, the residual iron affects the good intestinal bacteria, causing your intestinal flora to become unbalanced, which can cause a variety of health problems. And the candidagist loves iron. This feeds on this and can therefore cause all kinds of candidia. Iron gluconate is known as a more absorbable form. The existing liquid irons contain iron fumarate and iron gluconate. Side effects are less than with steel pills, but certainly still occur.
No side effects of nano iron
Because nano iron is elementary, it does not have to pass through the stomach and intestines when used correctly. It is absorbed directly into the mouth, where it can enter the bloodstream and cells very quickly. The ultra-small iron particles have a bioavailability of 100%, so you need much less of them. So no annoying side effects and no chance of stacking!
Nano iron works super fast ; women often feel a big difference after just a few days. Doctors are sometimes really amazed at the rapid rise in iron values. Because nano iron works so fast, you can also take it for a short time, unlike the other liquid supplements that have to be used for at least 4 weeks. Fatigue complaints, dizziness and concentration complaints due to an iron deficiency are therefore resolved much faster without unpleasant side effects. Midwives effectively use nano-iron in pregnant and recently given women who have lost a lot of blood, and after a miscarriage or curettage.
Nano iron does not contain any additives . It consists only of pure water and miniscule small and pure iron particles. Liquid iron preparations can contain preservatives, such as potassium sorbate (can cause asthma, hives, colds and intestinal disorders, among others). These preparations may also contain gluten.
We recommend taking nano iron outside meals. Iron from food and supplements easily binds to substances in coffee, tea (black, green, rooibos), grains and dairy products (tannic acid, phytic acid and calcium). This can also cause a shortage or a supplement to fail. Vitamin C promotes the absorption of iron, as does vitamin B12, folic acid, vitamin A and vitamin B2. Nano iron is already absorbed in the mucous membrane of the mouth, which greatly reduces the chance of binding with other nutrients, but is still present if the intake of iron is during or just before / after a meal.
When Purchasing a Nano Iron Supplement
Make sure it is:
- Particle size, preferably below 10nm.
- Strength, preferably 25ppm.
- Ask about the zeta potential , this says something about the strength and stability. It must be at least 40 mv.
- Packaging material, preferably dark violet glass, this is best preserved.
- It should be virtually odorless, colorless and tasteless.
- Produced with pure water.
- Particle shape, if known. Preferably round / circular.